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Title Smart materials for advanced environmental applications / editor: Peng Wang
Published [Cambridge] : Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016


Description 1 online resource
Series RSC smart materials ; 20
RSC smart materials ; 20.
Contents Introduction; Smart Materials as Forward Osmosis Draw Solutes; Superwetting Nanomaterials for Advanced Oil/Water Separation: From Absorbing Nanomaterials to Separation Membranes; Responsive Particle-Stabilized Emulsions: Formation and Applications; Intrinsic Self-Healing Polymeric Materials for Engineering and Environmental Applications; Biomimetic Materials for Efficient Atmospheric Water Collection; "Slippery" Liquid-Infused Surfaces Inspired by Nature; Challenges and Opportunities of Superhydrophobic/Superamphiphobic Coatings in Real Applications
Summary The development of smart materials for environmental applications is a highly innovative and promising new approach to meet the increasing demands from society on water resources and pollution remediation. Smart materials with surfaces that can reversibly respond to stimuli from internal and external environments by changing their properties show great promise as solutions for global environmental issues. Many of these functional materials are inspired by biological systems, that use sophisticated material interfaces to display high levels of adaptability to their environment. Leading researchers present the latest information on the current and potential applications of omniphobic slippery coatings, responsive particle stabilized emulsions and self-healing surfaces among other functional materials. The book contains a section dedicated to water treatment and harvesting, describing and explaining strategies such as use of copolymer membranes and surfaces with patterned wettability. Smart Materials for Advanced Environmental Applications will provide a valuable source of information for environmental, materials, polymer and nano-scientists interested in environmental applications of functional material surfaces
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from PDF title page (Royal Society of Chemistry, viewed March 2, 2016)
Subject Smart materials.
Materials science.
Environmental science, engineering & technology.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Engineering (General)
Smart materials.
Form Electronic book
Author Wang, Peng, editor
Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)
ISBN 9781782622192